Well it's Thursday morning and another week has whipped by and our busy BIG week-end is almost upon us! lol I have been VERY busy this week, and yet got a little more sewing done then I thought I originally might. If I were going to dress the baby everyday I know what I would pick, lol. It would be the little bloomer shorts with a matching embroidered onesie, with a matching hair bow and possibly little matching shoes. (notice the word "matching"). Melody, while she definitely likes this ensemble idea, thinks she is going to prefer the rompers with possibly a matching hair bows, lol, and doesn't know that "matchy matchy" is what always rocks her boat, haha. She LOVE LOVE LOVES the bloomer shorts, but thinks she will probably just put little shirts and T's and blouses with them. To me, the onesies are soo much easier, lol. But to each their own and thank goodness we are all different. But one thing we both know is that we LOVE LOVE the new big hair bows and hair bands and head wraps that you see just everywhere on little girls right now. They are just soo sweet, vintage, and darling. Anyway, looking through the shops to see what's popular (Yes, Melody has got me hooked on Instagram and Etsy businesses) we both noticed that these gals were making some of these bows and head wraps out of knit fabric of course, but a lot of them were being made out of cotton! (I was secretly horribly impressed that Melody now knows the differences in fabric looking at these things on her phone, lol) I honestly couldn't imagine how they were doing that as cotton of course doesn't stretch, and how would they fit around the babies head I just couldn't be sure. I actually emailed a couple of these gals asking for patterns they used and information on how they were doing it. A big NO NO I soon found out, lol. I guess they were afraid I'd try to go into business and compete for sales and they were not open to sharing patterns, information or ideas. Not one to give up (I have mentioned my stubborness right?) I continued to scour around online and look closely at some of these wraps and realized that a piece of elastic was being added to the backs of these head wraps. Brilliant! Sooo then I just started typing in exactly what I was looking for and eventually a pattern came up that looked like it would be just perfect! I was giddy and quickly downloaded it and printed it out. I have soo much fabric laying around in my stash pile it is really quite ridiculous. But it definitely is what it is so I have MUCH to chose from. I only need a 1/2 yard (if that!) to make a pair of the bloomers, and a matching hair bow so I decided to whip up a few trying out my new pattern. It was super simple. Kind of fiddly in that you do have to turn the thin piece of fabric inside out and there is just no quick or easy way to do it as you have to leave two openings in order to put your elastic in, but they were easy nonetheless. I LOVE them. I still had one newborn size onesie left so I decided to applique on the front of that and make a matching bloomer and a matching hair bow for my first try. I think it is just DARLING! lol. Now Melody definitely liked it don't get me wrong, and I am sure she will wear it, but it might have been a little too cutesy for her taste. She didn't say that....but after 28 years I just know her inside and backwards, lol. Let me show you....
|I LOVE THE BOLD SPRING COLORS AND THE LITTLE SIS DESIGN...SOO CUTE! THESE LOOK BIGGER THEN THEY REALLY ARE IN THESE PICTURES. THEY ARE TINY AND DARLING!|
Didn't have anymore onesies (and since it's not Mel's first choice anyway) I just made a couple more bloomers up with matching bows and she can find whatever top she might like. Let me show you those...
|LOVED THIS FABRIC!|
|AND MEL LOVED THIS! LOL I DEFINITELY LIKE IT (I BOUGHT YEARS AGO) BUT IT WAS MY LEAST FAVORITE OF THEM ALL. ISN'T IT FUNNY HOW DIFFERENT WE ALL ARE?|
Oh, here are a look at the bibs....
|LOVED THESE FABRICS|
|CLOSE UP OF LABEL I ADDED|
|ANOTHER...CAN KIND OF SEE THE QUILTING STITCHES IF YOU LOOK SUPER DUPER CLOSE, LOL|
|NURSERY RHYME FABRIC. THIS ONE IS FLANNEL...THE OTHERS ARE COTTON|
|MY SWEET LITTLE CODY CELEBRATED HIS 6TH BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK. I WILL CELEBRATE WITH HIM NEXT WEEK SO HE CAN GET MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION.|